Starship Cruises Implements WheelHouse

WheelHouse is pleased to announce a new Fleet Solutions customer, Starship Cruises of Tampa, Florida.
Implementation of WheelHouse Fleet Solutions Maintenance Software began just after Christmas.
WheelHouse maintenance software will be utilized on Starship Cruises vessels: Starship I, Starship II, and
Starship IV.
To learn more about WheelHouse Fleet Solutions Maintenance Software click HERE. (link should be to:

About Starship Cruises:

America's first three diamond rated dining yacht by AAA.
Troy Manthey took the helm of the 180-foot, $8-million luxury dining vessel, Yacht Starship, shortly after
its construction in 2000 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Manthey discovered Tampa in January 2001 when
organizers of Super Bowl XXX chartered the world-class Yacht StarShip for the annual Gasparilla
Invasion/ Celebration. Shortly afterward, he permanently relocated the Yacht StarShip to Tampa Bay’s
vibrant Channelside entertainment district in downtown Tampa. In May 2007, Yacht Starship opened its
2nd location in Clearwater Beach with the Yacht Starship II and has subsequently added Yacht Starship III
(2014) and Yacht Starship IV (2016). In 2009 Mr. Manthey became the sole owner of Yacht Starship
Dining Cruises, LLC, which employees 125 people. Most recently, February 2016, Yacht Starship opened
Pirate Water Taxi, LLC a new 7-day a week scheduled water taxi service with 16 stops and (4) vessels in
Downtown Tampa.

Since 2001, Manthey has developed deep roots in Tampa Bay’s civic and business communities. He is the founder of the Tampa Attractions Association and Chairman of Friends of the Riverwalk. He is a Leadership Tampa graduate 2003 who also serves on the Board of Directors (Treasurer) for Visit Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association, S.S. American Victory Museum Ship, Port of Tampa Maritime Industries Association and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Pinellas Chapter. The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce awarded Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises the 2016 Small Business of the Year in the 51-250 Employee category.

WheelHouse Referral Program

Referrals Matter!!

Did you know that almost 75% of our business comes from existing customer referrals.  Given your continued and profound support, we wanted to come up with a way to thank you.  For any new Yacht Solutions customers that you refer to WheelHouse, we will provide both you and them with one free month of subscription.  Fleet Solutions customers are also eligible for this promotion.

All the new customer needs to do is tell us who referred them when filling out their contract and we will take care of the rest.  For more information, please contact Craig Parkhurst and thank you again for your continued support.

Boat Builder and Service Partners

The start of 2017 has certainly been a busy one for WheelHouse. The beginning of the year saw me travelling all over the country to attend various industry events and conferences. The part of the job that I enjoy as I get to meet some truly inspiring people from the industry. The start of 2017 has also shown us expansion in our service and boat builder partner network.

On my travels in January I met up with Larry Schildwachter from Emerald Harbor Marine at the Seattle Boat Show. What a great guy and great company. A quick chat in his booth turned into an hour long in depth conversation about his passion for the marine industry.

Larry and Emerald Harbor Marine have been providing exceptional service to the yacht and commercial marine industry in the Pacific North West since 1991.

Emerald Harbor Marine specialize in vessel systems installation, service and repair for the serious cruiser and commercial operation and is always highly spoken of by our yacht customers.

This can only mean one thing, Emerald Harbor Marine is a great partner  to represent WheelHouse  in the pacific NorthWest.


Later in February I had the opportunity to meet James and Knight and the team at Yacht Tech Inc. at their office in North Palm Beach, Florida.

James formed Yacht Tech Inc. about 18 years ago specializing in service, repair and brokerage of Nordhavn yachts. Their knowledge and experience of Nordhavn trawlers in second to none.

A quick stroll along the docks in North Palm Beach and you will find Yacht Tech working on almost every Nordhavn yacht around. That must say something!

We are very excited to have Yacht Tech as one of our service partners.


Rounding out the first quarter of 2017 we are also very excited to welcome FPB Boats / Circa Marine, Located in Auckland New Zealand, to our Boat Builder Partner Network.

The word expedition cruising takes on a whole new meaning when you are talking about FPB Boats. They are designed to go pretty much anywhere on the planet, as long as there’s water under the keel !

We have been working informally with FPB Boats for a number of years and built a great relationship that we look forward to growing. WheelHouse is now standard spec on all FPB boats.


WheelHouse is always expanding its partner network globally. If you are interested in learning more about our partner network please e-mail Kenny Campbell.

Fort Lauderdale Trawler Fest 2013

Come visit us at the Ft. Lauderdale Trawler Fest,  January 31st through February 2nd. Located at Bahia Mar Marina at Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Captain Craig Parkhurst will have a seminar about our Damage Control Kits on Saturday February 2nd from 3:30-4:00. Please check out the different Damage Control Kits on our web store!

USCG/VMA 14th Annual Towing Vessel Safety Seminar

WheelHouse Technologies founder and president Barry Kallander will be a guest speaker at the Towing Vessel Safety Seminar on November 8, 2012 at USCG Base Portsmouth, VA.  The event is sponsored by the USCG Sector Hampton Roads and the Virginia Maritime Association and is open to all towing vessel crew members.  Barry will be leading a seminar on vessel damage control and will be assisting USCG personnel conduct hands-on training on the USCG Wet Trainer.

International Workboat Show Dec 5-7th in New Orleans

WheelHouse Technologies will be exhibiting at this years International Workboat Show. Stop by at booth 1656 to visit us! If you are interested, please bring a VIP ticket for free admission & Workboat professional series discounts.

Capt. Craig Parkhurst will be raffling off one of our Damage Control Kits at the show!

To learn more about the Workboat show please visit the website below. We look forward to seeing you there!

OR to learn more about us, click on the link below for our company details on the Work Boat Show website.